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it is just after four pm on friday here in moscow i'm live on odds he thousands of islamist opposition supporters have gathered in the jordanian capital amman to demand reform and that's despite the king having already dissolved the parliament the rally was organized by the jordanian wing of the muslim brotherhood in just a few moments here and we'll be checking in live with our correspondent she is among the crowds there for a live report. from protests all of a different nature having gulf the secular muslim country in turkey's two biggest cities thousands of miles to protest what they see is the government escalating tension against syria and what began as a peaceful demonstration in the capital turned violent when a riot police moved in to disperse the crowd. of water cannons smoke grenades all being used to break the ranks of activists unhappy with the. current policies of
turkey's ruling party protesters also lashed out at the international media saying the u.s. and its western allies are forcing propaganda by the wave of popular discontent was sparked by the turkish parliament approving cross border military actions in syria on thursday the motion followed mortar shells being fired from inside syria that killed five people in a turkish border town retaliated by launching artillery fire on syrian targets for two consecutive days. meanwhile in syria the free syrian army says in two days they could start executing forty eight iranians they kidnapped in august they claim their captives are revolutionary guards iran says they're pilgrims and the threat would be carried out of the syrian regime does not fulfill demands to release rebels fighters and stop the shelling now for more on this i'm joined by john laughlin from the periscopes institute of democracy and cooperation. with
a lot and good to see you today thanks very much for coming on the program what do you make of the opposition's methods here first terror attacks and now threats to kill hostages for a different country well i think it does underline the nature of at least some elements within the syrian rebels who of course are presented in most of the western media as freedom fighters if they were to carry out their threat to execute these hostages and i think people would understand that we are dealing with a very vicious insurgency and one which any state would be intitled and indeed obliged to try to put down. this isn't the first time that they have done things like this there's been reports in the western media going back months telling how the syrian rebels would slit the throats of the syrian army soldiers that they captured so it's something they've done before that minutely against their own nationals but it does show another very important point which i'd like to stress. and that is in virtue of the fact that they have captured these randian we
can see now how our intervention in the syrian civil war intervention practiced of course initially by the west by turkey and by its western allies in the gulf has led to an escalation of intervention by other powers in this case iran and in my view this is the iron rule of interventionism once you start you never know where you are going to stop because other countries end up intervening as well and iran after all has said that it will fight it further there is any further western military intervention in syria so we see the snowball effect here created by what's the price of join as you say is possible as you mentioned iran is saying that it could get involved it is willing to fight if indeed it is drawn into the conflict i join if i may for a moment the latest news now from the syrian rebels are getting reports that are they've seized an air defense a base with a cache of missiles just outside damascus if that's indeed the case how could that impact the course of the fighting do you think well obviously these kinds of things
show that the rebel force is a very considerable military force i have to say that all of the announcements of an imminent victory by the rebels have proved to be false the battle for aleppo it was said to be decisive by the rebels at the end of september that's only a week or so ago and to date in the last year and a half since the conflict broke out it has to be said that the syrian government has managed to basically maintain control of a lot of its territory so of course we'll have to see what happens to clearly the seizure of an airbase is an incredibly important military event and if that seizure remains valid then it will be an important military victory for the rebels what are let's let's address the past forty eight hours or so regarding a syria and turkey tensions now that this whole bill authorizing cross border military operations that and korea has approved now is it just perhaps or possibly a warning to syria. or it could be a first step towards
a full scale confrontation. turkey i think would indeed like in spite of its protests to the country to see this issue resolved militarily i may be wrong about this but turkey has been at the forefront of the support for the rebels turkey is allowing the rebels to be trained and armed inside turkey and them to cross over into syria it's interference intervention in the syrian conflict has been extremely important indeed decisive turkey says it doesn't want to withdraw but this is now the second time that turkey has been involved in a military conflict with syria you remember i'm sure your viewers will too that a turkish aircraft was shot down. a few months ago and turkey at that stage also tried but failed to use that as a pretext for some kind of military response and this latest parliamentary resolution is another attempt to do the same thing so i think turkey's role in this is very questionable indeed we talk about turkey's role in this being very
questionable india let's talk about what some are saying is a very very heavy handed response we have the syrian shell that goes into a turkish border town five people are killed then turkey responds with seventy approximately seventy strikes in response to approximately one it did the does that sound like an adequate response to you. know it sounds like a disproportionate response to me moreover although the security council press they've been condemned syria for launching the mortar syria of course herself the government itself says that it doesn't know who's launched the mortar it denies that it launched it as an investigation but even if syria had launched the boat the fact is there are rebel or terrorist training camps on the turkish side of the border and international law on this is perfectly clear if one state supports armed rebels in a neighboring state or another state then that state the state which is the victim of those rebel attacks is completely. called international to take measures against
them so i disagree with the. security council press statement that this is necessarily a violation of international law by syria we will have to wait and see whether it's proved that the malta was launched by me even if it was that might be grounds for arguing that they had acted in concealment to get into the sheeple john o'quinn of the director of the institute of democracy and cooperation many thanks for coming on today thank you. meantime the u.n. syria's envoy expressed his government's sympathies to turkish casualties and offered assurances that an investigation is under way at the same time he called on syria's neighbors including turkey to stop terrorists infiltrating into the countries a conflict torn border area is more important and now the latest from the u.n. security council in new york well the u.n. security council agreed and issued a presidential statement strongly condemning wednesday's mortar attack by syria on
a turkish border town that as we already heard as killed people and injured several others the council called on the syrian government to fully respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbors and the called on all concerned parties to exercise maximum restraint a presidential statement issued by the council also demanded that quote such violations of international law stop immediately and are not repeated mortar fire from syria had a town in turkey on wednesday and that's when the security council began deliberating this presidential statement earlier on thursday the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon also voiced his alarm at escalating tensions along the syrian turkish border and the u.n. itself there's a lot of divisions over how to solve this crisis that it escalates and everybody within the security council in the u.n. is trying to ease tensions that are growing not only within syria but now on the border between syria and turkey. portnoy reporting it right there we've got more on
the issue of syria turkey tensions as well as a timeline of events an analysis of course on our website dot com you can also find more on the ripple effect of the on running syrian crisis is sending to its neighboring states. and iraq is definitely one of them in about twenty five minutes from now we talk to the country's prime minister he says peace cannot be brought to syria through weapons and foreign troops. are tempests they are moscow time of the british army the latest victim of the country's seemingly endless austerity drive thousands of u.k. soldiers have been told not to report for duty come the new year but as artie's polly boyko reports when it comes to funding expensive war toys britain apparently has money to burn. the number of soldiers in the british army is being cut back by a fifth as you can see here that's quite a significant reduction is going to mean the smallest british army since before the
napoleonic wars eight thousand u.k. troops face christmas as unemployed civilians defense secretary philip hammond insists the cuts a necessary to balance the defense budget yet at the same time the u.k. is committed to remaining one of the biggest military spending is in the world well any modern army even if it cuts its troops needs up to date equipment but take a look at these the british government has spent some two billion pounds on developing remote control attack drones since two thousand and seven but home grown u.k. drones don't have a good track record how about the watch keeper drone this nifty piece of military equipment has already cost the u.k. taxpayers about eight hundred million pounds it was meant to be up and flying by now it isn't yet ready and now running two under half years late the want to keep its predecessor it was a drone called the phoenix that proved so unreliable that an army cycles it became
known as the bugger off because it often left on missions never to return the phoenix was such an epic fail that it was used as an example of the quote dismal failure of the british drone systems engineering students in one u.k. university and the cost of this techno flop two billion pounds in fact the ministry of defense is attempt to balance its books has actually contributed to an increase in spending on equipment something those troops facing their final paycheck in the coming weeks will find hard to stomach. r.t. . all right thanks for joining us here today on the debates are over and the decisive moment looms for both presidential candidates in venezuela and what the. backers of broad hundreds of thousands showing their support for incumbent chavez and his socialist agenda all of that coming up after
a short break. licenses to foreign companies to drill for oil in the arctic in order to attract investment more on this and other stories this break. you can tell an ordinary russian siberian in the blink of an. anthropologist in those days siberians were different clothes eight different food . different animals. my journey began in two men but the big city was all shiny all funded skyscrapers and shopping malls much like any other prosperous russian. so i decided to. a small town just outside.
dumplings came from here to dominate the russian cuisine but only in siberia. with cabbage and making sure you can have as a starter main dish. although it may draw. most people in siberia see nothing wrong with hunting only if you decide to participate. when you look at pine martin this could go. like that mark is in the middle of a swamp only accessible by transport in the summer months and winter a path is clear to the dogs it's inhabited by so bear in
a large muslim minority that migrated to head before the russians. and this. israel siberia maybe not the stuff of tourist brochures but distinctive enough to show that after all these years cyber is still not quite like anywhere else. thanks for joining us here on r.t. on received showing in moscow and thousands of islamist opposition supporters have gathered in the jordanian capital amman to demand reform that's despite the king having already dissolved the parliament the rally was organized by the jordanian wing of the muslim brotherhood and he's paula slater is among the crowds are now
joins us live on the phone here on our t.v. paula hello to you as rory sushi in moscow i trust you can hear me ok the protest is expected to become the biggest seen in decades what is it that calling for well we certainly witnessing a lot of people out here on the streets of amman thousands of muslim brotherhood supporters who have come to criticize the jordanian government now it is a protest under the banner of the friday of the country's celebration that's what they calling today's demonstration organizers were hoping for around fifty thousand people it's difficult to say whether or not as many people act or an opportunity thousands are here a fundamental cause of for the government to stop corruption for constitutional reforms to be implemented for. electoral law too for political prisoners to be released and also want a prime minister to be elected not upon him and and not appointed by the king now there are rumors circulating that the brotherhood is going to call for the king to step down to turkey at this stage that is something that the brotherhood leadership has denied what is particularly interesting is that until now of jordan has
remained relatively stable country in a very unstable region back in january two thousand and one when the arab spring began the king did in implementing introduce limited reforms he's calling for early elections at the end of this year the brotherhood which is a logical position here says it's going to boycott those elections so the question is why are we witnessing the brotherhood come to power to the extent that it had been neighboring countries like egypt or also with the thing the brotherhood which is the largest opposition here also coming to the fore the question is just where is this brotherhood support going to end up and certainly on the streets of amman it is a very vocal supporter indeed paula we've been showing of the latest pictures here on our as you've been broadcasting for us and certainly it is a huge outpouring of support there in. policy reporting from the jordanian capital amman thank you very much. well this is r t and after a long and bitterly fought campaign venezuela is now braced for presidential elections on sunday but both candidates incumbent who go chavez and his rival and
we kick up a list certainly made the most of the last day on the trail hundreds of thousands of people attended a rally led by chavez in a display of solidarity with his socialist agenda is viewed as the polar opposite of the incumbent on nearly every policy he wants to privatized the venezuelan economy scrapped welfare programs and stands for closer ties with america and south american political analyst adrian sabu says it's no surprise that washington wants to see chavez out. in the stands which is very highly respected throughout many of these of latin america so that the united. states. not just in the middle east but worldwide and not so much the countries that are attacked by the united states especially at a time when in two thousand and eight the united states has reactivated the fourth south atlantic fleet and they now have a very strong military presence throughout latin america in the south atlantic just
as they have engineered insurrection and civil war which seems to be washington specialization now with the so-called arab spring mini theater here in latin america that we will be seeing a latin american spring with different characteristics but where the united states will meddle in the internal affairs of punches like the news weather and they will even trigger an act to bait a generalized latin american spring which will be turmoil social unrest and even civil war. well many more stories are features videos and analysis always in store for you on the web site artsy dot com that includes a a tragic remark online we've got the story of a russian student who found himself severely beaten in a canadian a hospital bed after making an innocuous remark. plus how making cars more eco friendly is proving harmful to millions ahead on line to learn why lands are sold for biofuel in developing countries is putting people on the brink of hunger.
live from moscow this is r.t. the u.s. president is being sued by a chinese owned company for blocking its planned wind farm investments on u.s. territory and the firm believes that barack obama acted unlawfully when he banned the operator on national security concerns but with only a month left now before the u.s. elections professor joseph chang believes obama is just trying to score cheap popularity points. is it to contain china not to out and out china to where is a certain believe in discrimination against i know there are two levels of concerns over use one is the general. of the united states to china china
certainly wants to tell the that man's countries that the world and it is easier to acquire technology management nor how and so on from the united states and other western countries the other concern of course is the you know action can. give me campaign politics he's a literary under time no reason president you know action campaigns tendency on up to ten days to engage in time there just as they did in. and bash ania in the eighty's and ninety's. are just a moment with dimitri in the business news for the effects of the afghan war continue to ripple out well beyond its border in india entire farming communities have been devastated by the influx of cheap afghan heroin and anger over the issue is now actually being directed at the us which refuses to go off of the drug lords
for fear of driving them straight into the arms of insurgents. the story. almost two thousand kilometers from the war zone in afghanistan and women like smith rocor are fighting a battle of their own in punjab india you know my song lives with me we lost his father to drugs and recently lost his elder brother to drugs everyone in the neighborhood is brought to you taking up drugs and if my son or i then who will look after the children. once known as one of the most prosperous states in india punjab is now one of the biggest drug trafficking hubs in the world officials say most of the confiscated drugs are coming from nearby afghanistan the largest global producer of opium and the situation is getting worse the united nations has reported that opium production has more than doubled in afghanistan since the united states invaded the country in two thousand and one critics say that nato and
the united states have not done enough to eradicate the narcotics producing poppy fields which they say is the afghans biggest source of income. is such a culture would lead is such a bankrupt lead used to its condition. trysts. a resistant to anything you see the community is hardened it's of so much so they're not going to listen to you looks on you know start going on wheat the drug addiction problem and then job is becomes so bad that at spirit say that one in three people are actually addicted to drugs and in this area alone people say that seventy percent of the people between the ages of fifteen and thirty five are addicted to drugs and that's not good news for these women smithville corps community has now become known as the village of widows because of all the men who
have died from drug addiction. now many bring their children to this. cool where sixteen percent of the six hundred fifty children are orphans most of their parents died from drug related debts mainly through private donations they are all able to get an education for free but it's little consolation for what many fear could become a lost generation in punjab if more action against drug trafficking isn't taken if something happens to my son what will happen to the family where will we go can i bring them up myself. from the bullets and explosives in afghanistan the people of punjab wonder how they too can escape the war that has started to impact millions of their own preassure either r t india. art as promised her a nazi just a moment ago i said let's be looking for dimitri with a business and here we come right now good to see you dmitri understand russia are
still looking to a capital for all the difficult exploration of course one place in particular the us right that's right now is trying to give away licenses to drill for oil that has aussies make full explains feel to contains at least one fifth of the world's untapped hydrocarbon reserve and the largest part of that territory of course belongs to russia but russia is aware that there is a problem in getting those resources out is enormously expensive and take the key very challenging now a number of deals have been done with western oil which on needed for the financial backing and technical expertise these include the u.s. is exxon mobil italy's any and norway stats will put to sweeten the pot further alexandra nowak the energy minister here says the government is considering allowing foreign oil to own the licenses that they operate this would be a radical departure normally what happens here is the only roles and gas called the big states. are allowed to own the oil that's on the ground but they do need to
make the projects attractive to give you an idea of the amount of money involved knew that made these comments on a trip to london which is part of a plan to drum up one trillion dollars worth of investment in the russian oil and gas sector by twenty twenty. furthermore the head of going to sichuan is right now in london meeting strategic investors to boost cooperation will of course be following that story for you the european union is fighting for transparency in the energy sector it wants to now ask members to disclose energy contracts and also is pushing for universal prices now by march all nations will be providing the commission with their oil and gas deals starting from next year the e.u. commission will also be able to take part in all energy talks the move comes amid a use anti trust investigation into guess forms pricing strategy in europe last week to soon cast a doubt over economic efficiency of
a europe's energy source. as move over to the markets this we start with europe the united states is still not open in europe everything is looking pretty positive ahead of a jobless report in the united states we had jobless claims yesterday now we're having a fall unemployment rate plus number of jobs created for the past month so we have to wait for that is coming in an hour and let's now move to greece says its economy could go belly up by the end of november without the next tranche of the bailout you officials are now in athens scrutinizing nations spending cuts which are a condition for receiving the aid the next installment is a lot as large as thirty one billion euros and without a greece will have to default. which agency says the spain's the biggest threat is intensifying recession spain is resisting making a request for aid it's expected to see the shrinking this will result from
currently high unemployment and massive spending cuts situating agency as a triple be raising for spain with a negative outlook. all right let's move over to other markets in russia we are seeing a very positive day after three days of consecutive days of losses almost all blue chips are up for gazprom up for me up two and a half percent. and that's all we have time for this hour but i'll be back in fifty five minutes time rory see event i'm sure many thanks indeed by just a moment here are typical of ellen as a panel of guests will be zeroing in on the recent presidential debate from the united states between romney and obama obama ultimately assessed as massively underwhelming in just a moment. news
today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. china operations are all day. my parents really truly honestly believe that what had happened was as a result of my father's exposure to agent orange i was born with multiple problems . i was missing my leg and my fingers and my big toe on my right foot i use my hands a lot in my artwork i find myself drawing my hands quite a bit to me for my hands you know just as if anyone would but they do tell a story they tell a story.